Donate while doing your regular shopping—it’s so easy!
Oxford gets a share of dollars you spend, thanks to these programs.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Oxford every time you shop at Amazon, at no extra cost. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases as long as you enter the website via AmazonSmile with Oxford PTA set as your designated charity. To get started, just use this link to select Oxford: smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6183804. Moving forward, just do all your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will give 0.5% to Oxford.
Share the link with family and friends—tweet this message:
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6183804 and Amazon donates to Oxford Elementary PTA. #YouShopAmazonDonates
Coupons for Local Businesses Doing Good
Each time you buy the annual Chinook Book, it’s a win-win. It’s an instant win for Oxford’s programs, since the PTA keeps half the proceeds of each $20 book and app combo sold. And it’s a win for you, as you redeem the coupons to save money at your regular grocers, hardware stores, bike shops, garden stores, cafes, museums and toy stores throughout the year. The Chinook Book’s creator, Celilo, hopes to expand the marketplace for local businesses who feature sustainable products and give back to the community, so it’s a win for businesses too. Need a book now? Email the PTA.
Gift Cards from ~400 Retailers
When you shop using physical retailer gift cards or virtual ScripNow eCards bought through ShopWithScrip.com, up to to 13% is donated to Oxford. There are about 400 participating retailers, including Berkeley Bowl, The Gap/Old Navy, Peet’s, Barnes and Noble, Safeway, CVS and many more.
Either pay online with PrestoPay (similar to PayPal), or present cash/check to a PTA scrip coordinator. Go virtual and you can print your ScripNow eCards at home instantly—or there’s even MyScripWallet, a mobile app which allows you to purchase and redeem eCards on the go! Orders for plastic gift cards, whether paid online or in person, are submitted to ShopWithScrip by our coordinators every 2–4 weeks, based on demand.
To get started, email the PTA for Oxford’s enrollment code, then sign up at ShopWithScrip’s enrollment page. Extended family and friends can participate too! Don’t want to order online? We have a selection of retailer cards available.
For Your Credit Cards and Safeway Club Card
eScrip donates to Oxford a percentage of purchases made at a wide variety of stores when you use credit cards and Safeway Club Cards that you register on their site. If you’ve registered in the past, please renew now—Club Cards require renewal every year. To renew, you don’t need your card—just visit escrip.com and click to renew; if you don’t know your Safeway Club Card number, call the number on your Safeway receipt.
Office Depot’s 5% Back to Schools program donates office supplies to schools. Just tell the cashier that you want your purchase credited to Oxford; the cashier will look up Oxford’s code number and the 5% of basic office supplies purchases (not ink, furniture, electronics or software) will be credited to Oxford, towards the purchase of supplies.
For online orders, you’ll need to know that Oxford’s 5% code is 70006124—tell your place of business to use the code too!
Box Tops for Education
Clip “Box Tops” from Product Packaging
Ever notice the tiny hot pink rectangles on your box of Cheerios, Kleenex or Ziploc bags? Next time you’re breaking down your recycling, you’ll probably see one. Each little rectangle is worth 10 cents to Oxford through the Box Tops for Education program sponsored by General Mills. “Box Tops” can now be found on many non-food grocery products, and even Avery office supplies (although in the latter case, the Box Tops are sometimes gray instead of pink). Check the complete product list for all the participating products. Send batches of Box Tops to school with your child or deposit them in the collection spot on the PTA bulletin board outside the office. Every few months, the Box Tops for Education coordinator sends them to General Mills.
Labels for Education
Collect UPC Labels
Campbell Soup Company runs a program similar to Box Tops for Education, called Labels for Education, where you collect UPC labels and beverage and sauce caps, submit them, and Campbell donates a small amount per label to Oxford. Their site also lists participating products.